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How to take impressive portraits in 15 minutes or less?

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Clients come late or are horribly impatient, we miss the golden hour. Argh! Don’t worry, we have to solutions.

LOCATION: Find an area that will offer you 3 different locations within 20 feet of each other. For each location, focus on the unique elements that make that area stand out.
LIGHT: In theory, you should choose locations that involve different kinds of light. Does the building provide diffused shade? Is the location in contrasty sunlight? Varying light will provide you with dynamically varied images.
SHOT TYPE: Go for 3 types of shots: Wide, mid, and detail. Remember, even though your conducting a mini-session, you still need to produce images that feel complete, artistic, and varied. A wide shot will set the scene, showing where your subject – full bodied in the frame. A mid shot is typically cropped in a bit more – with torso, head, and shoulders featured. And a detail shot is the “up close” face shot.

I aspire to challenge yourself to a monthly “Mini-Shoot” with the tips above, with experimental make-up and hair-do.

Written by blueroselady

March 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

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  1. […] are some tips: Photography for the very beginners. Practice! Mini shoot. Photo shoot session as a date (cheaper than fine dining / watching movies). Discovery […]

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